Walter Dahn is a German painter, photographer and sound artist, who is one of the most important ‘Jungen Wilden’ of the 1980s and taught Painting at the Art School in Braunschweig. From 1971 to 1979 Dahn studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf as a Master Student of Joseph Beuys. His first works were drawings and installations in Room 19 of the Academy. The focus of his work rests largely in drawing, photography, and making Super 8 and 16mm films. From 1979 to 1982 he was a member of the Artists Collective Mülheimer Freiheit, along with Hans Peter Adamski, Peter Bömmels, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Gerard Kever and Gerhard Naschberger. Walter Dahn lives and works in Cologne.
Ken McMullen is an award-winning film director and artist living currently in London. His feature films are distributed world wide, his documentaries broadcast extensively and his art works exhibited in leading contemporary art galleries in Europe, The United States and the Far East. Whilst his primary studio is in London he has been working in the CERN Prototype Workshop in Geneva and in Greece and Lisbon. Ken McMullen is an artist who became a filmmaker, and his films are both cinematic and painterly. He works intuitively and visually, with his films grounded in philosophy, history, psychoanalysis and literature. McMullen’s exhibition Signatures of the Invisible brought together artists and scientists working at CERN, the European particle physics facility near Geneva, and was shown at Centre de Edition Contemporaine, Geneve, the Museu Gulbenkian, Lisbon and at PS1 MOMA New York.
Frequently employing dark glamour and a wry deliberate humour, her paintings, depicting female impropriety, work within the tradition of feminist art to offer a riposte to self-censure.
Drawn to investigate the meaning of cultural trends she invites the viewer to reflect on the ways in which gender, class, sexuality and spectatorship slyly intersect to circumscribe the repertoire of legitimate actions available to women.
While sceptical of straightforward narratives of empowerment, the paintings depict the differences between private and public selves, as well as the adoption of protective guises as a form of subterfuge, often discomfortingly at odds with the inner self.
Krzysztof Honowski’s work is concerned with misunderstandings, tangents, agglomerations of information, the re-interpretation of pop cultural iconography – especially the points where it becomes opaque.
Honowski studied at the University of Cambridge, Slade School of Fine Art London, and Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His work has been presented extensively in Europe, including at Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Zabludowicz Collection London, the Barbican London, Von der Heydt Museum Wuppertal, Jewish Museum Berlin and Athens Museum of Queer Arts.
Krzystof Honowski lives and works in Cologne and Berlin
Pascal Rousson is a London based Swiss artist and curator who’s work ironically debunks the ideologies and values embedded in Modernist art.
Regine Schumann is a light and installation artist who studied from 1982 to 1989 at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. In 1989 she was acknowledged as a master student of Roland Dörfler. From 1986 to 1994 she was a member of the artist group Freiraum, consisting of Frank Fuhrmann, Dieter Hinz and herself. Aside of numerous scholarships (amongst others a DAAD-scholarship for Italy in 1990 and a grant from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia for Japan in 2000) and contracts for public art, she received the Leo Breuer Prize in 2006. Regine Schumann lives and works in Cologne.
Boris Becker is a photographer, film-maker and publisher. The subjects of his photographs are often structures and details of architecture and landscapes.
Becker studied under Wolfgang Ramsbott at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin from 1982 bis 1984 and from 1984 to 1990 at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Bernd Becher.
Together with his wife he opened the gallery Sprungturm. raum für kunst mode buch design film and in 2019 received the Kunstpreis ‘Die Grosse’ at the Kunstpalast.
Boris Becker lives and works in Cologne.
Dillwyn Smith studied painting at Canterbury College of Art and then at the Royal College of Art where he gained an M.A. His graduation show won the prestigious Barclays Award. Subsequently he has had many one man exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Smith’s most recent exhibition The Art of Intention incorporated paintings, film, bespoke clothes, kirlian drawings and incorporated ‘Intention’ a choreographed work made with dancer Noel Wallace and performed there. Dillwyn has also, for many years, been a visiting artist and lecturer at the National Gallery, London.
René Kemp works with an eclectic attitude to medium playing with depictorial techniques and linguistic constructions. The media used is a means to an end; whether drawing, painting, poster, printing, collage, editing of moving image or sound.
René Kemp has been studying since 2014 under Marcel Odenbach at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and since 2011 has been awarded the scholarship Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.